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Levi Coffin house

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Ohio Federal Writers' Project


Caption reads: "This house at 3131 Wehrmon Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, was the headquarters of Levi Coffin, reputed to be "President" of the Underground Railway in the days of slavery. Photo by W.P.A. Writers' Projects. 11-12-36." Levi Coffin's two story, wood shingle home at 3131 Wehrman Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio was around the corner from Harriet Beecher Stowe's house on Gilbert Avenue, where he was a frequent guest. The fearless Quaker "president" had a "store" at the corner of Sixth and Elm Streets until 1847, where he aided 3,000 Negroes in their flight to freedom.
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